I want to say right off the bat that I am not sitting here writing this blog as a seminary educated theologian, minister, or “ex-gay” spokes person. I am writing this blog as a real person…. a person with fluctuating emotions, good and bad experiences, pains, joys, longings, satisfactions…. a person who has lived on both sides of this issue. I’ve walked in the shoes of the one who is angry at Christians, fearful of the Church, and not understanding of why they say God hates homosexuality—and now I walk in the shoes of the very person I used to hate (Christians)— the person who loves Jesus, turns from sin, and desires for others to do the same. So many well-meaning Christians feel inadequate, or just plain unable, to talk to gay people about Jesus… they can’t begin to understand what their gay family and friends experience, nor do they know how to apply the gospel to that person’s experience. But I am in a unique situation…a situation where I understand the experience of the gay person, but also understand the gospel and what Jesus can do in the life of the gay person (no… I’m not talking about sexual re-orientation!). So one of the main reasons I do this blog is to communicate the gospel of Jesus to the gay community on behalf of the multitudes that want to, but just don’t know how.
Two months ago I posted a farewell blog post—because I believe that the Lord was leading me into a quieter, and more private, season of life—and He has definitely done so. With that being said, I am incredibly burderned about the things that are going on in the life of the nation-wide church in regard to ministry to people who experience homosexual attractions—and that is why I have decided to post this blog. If you’re reading this, I’m sure you’re aware of Exodus Inernational’s apology to the gay community and their announcement of shutting down. If not, please google and read up before you read any further here.